HAMPTON, VA — Hampton Spring Jam returns to Hampton Coliseum on Saturday, March 18 at 8:00pm. The lineup for this year includes: Guy feat. Teddy Riley, Dru Hill, Monica, Jagged Edge and Michel’le. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.
Guy was the first group to sport the new jack swing sound, essentially traditional soul vocals melded to hip-hop beats, with credit for the genre’s invention going to founder, multi-instrumentalist, and super-producer Teddy Riley. Their self-titled debut album was an instant smash, producing the R&B hits “I Like,” “Groove Me,” “Spend the Night,” and “Teddy’s Jam.”
Dru Hill released their self-titled debut album in 1996, produced by Keith Sweat, Stanley Brown, and Tim “Dawg” Patterson. The single “Tell Me” — culled from the soundtrack to the film Eddie — became a Top Five R&B hit and later went gold. Enter the Dru followed in 1998, peaking at number two on the Billboard album chart. The group went on to release Dru World Order in 2002 and Indrupendence Day in 2010. Most popular Billboard Top 100 songs include “How Deep Is Your Love,” “We’re Not Making Love No More,” “Never Make A Promise,” and “In My Bed”.
Monica will inarguably be remembered in music as one of the most iconic soul singers of a generation. At thirteen she became the youngest artist ever to score two back-to-back Billboard #1 chart-topping hit records with “Don’t Take it Personal” (Just one of Dem Days) and “Before You Walk Out of My Life.” By the end of 1995, she had taken the world by storm with her unstoppable debut album, Miss Thang. Her next album, the 1998 record-breaker The Boy Is Mine, featured two more Billboard #1 hits –“Angel of Mine” and “The First Night”. Over the next ten years Monica would release four more Billboard chart-topping albums After the Storm, The Makings of Me, Still Standing, and New Life. In all, she has sold more than 25 million albums worldwide, garnering Grammy, Billboard, American Music and Soul Train awards, and she holds the record as the first artist to top the U.S. Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart with No.1 songs over the span of three consecutive decades (1990s, 2000s and 2010s).
Jagged Edge released their first album, A Jagged Era, which went gold and spawned the Top 20 R&B, Top 40 pop hit “Gotta Be” in 1998. Their next single, “He Can’t Love U,” appeared in the fall of 1998 and reached the Top Five of the R&B chart and the Top 20 of the pop chart, going gold in the process. It prefaced the group’s second album, J.E. Heartbreak, which topped the R&B chart and hit the Top 10 of the pop chart, selling over two million copies and spawning the number one R&B hits “Let’s Get Married” and “Promise”.
Michel’le was known for having a squeaky, high-pitched speaking voice and an aggressive, full-bodied style of singing. In 1989, she released her self-titled album which featured debut single “No More Lies,” a smash hit on R&B stations and a big pop hit, reaching the Top 10 on Billboard’s pop singles chart. Other hit singles from the album include “Nicety,” “Keep Watchin’” and “Something In My Heart”.
Hampton Spring Jam comes to Hampton Coliseum on Saturday, March 18 at 8:00pm. Tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, and Hampton Coliseum Box Office. Ticket prices range from $45.50 to $125.00 plus applicable fees.
Hampton Spring Jam
Event Date: Saturday, March 18 at 8:00pm
On Sale: Now
Reserved Seating: $45.50 – $125.00
Additional fees may apply.